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Betting on Meetings With More Business-Focused Spaces and Services

Several recent investments by properties in the gaming hubs of Las Vegas, Atlantic City and southeastern Connecticut show a laser focus on meetings.

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Betting on Meetings With More Business-Focused Spaces and Services

Several recent investments by properties in the gaming hubs of Las Vegas, Atlantic City and southeastern Connecticut show a laser focus on meetings.

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Planners Make the Shift From ‘Memorable’ to ‘Return on Experience’

Meetings must leave a lasting, positive impression on attendees, and that is best achieved when great content is combined with a hospitality experience that is both high quality and distinctive.

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Planners Make the Shift From ‘Memorable’ to ‘Return on Experience’

Meetings must leave a lasting, positive impression on attendees, and that is best achieved when great content is combined with a hospitality experience that is both high quality and distinctive.

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Brands Continually Roll Out New and Renewed Properties to Stay Competitive

It pays to keep an eye on even the less-traveled pockets of the country where meeting hotel development is surging.

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Brands Continually Roll Out New and Renewed Properties to Stay Competitive

It pays to keep an eye on even the less-traveled pockets of the country where meeting hotel development is surging.

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A Sampling of What’s New & Renovated From Coast to Coast

The kind of hotel development that really grabs an association meeting planner’s attention is the new “headquarters” hotel. Fortunately, there are several such projects in the works.

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A Sampling of What’s New & Renovated From Coast to Coast

The kind of hotel development that really grabs an association meeting planner’s attention is the new “headquarters” hotel. Fortunately, there are several such projects in the works.

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From PhRMA Guidelines to F&B Caps and a Seller’s Market, the Challenges Are Many

Life can be challenging for corporate planners in a seller’s market, and especially so for many of those in the medical meetings sector.

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From PhRMA Guidelines to F&B Caps and a Seller’s Market, the Challenges Are Many

Life can be challenging for corporate planners in a seller’s market, and especially so for many of those in the medical meetings sector.

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Luxury Properties Aren't Just for Incentive Programs — They Reward Ordinary Meeting-Goers, Too

These high-end resorts will spoil attendees for all future hotel stays.

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Luxury Properties Aren't Just for Incentive Programs — They Reward Ordinary Meeting-Goers, Too

These high-end resorts will spoil attendees for all future hotel stays.

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The Natural Majesty of the Surroundings Motivates Attendees to Greater Heights of Performance

From an incentive travel point of view, the draw of the mountains can be comparable to the draw of the sea.

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The Natural Majesty of the Surroundings Motivates Attendees to Greater Heights of Performance

From an incentive travel point of view, the draw of the mountains can be comparable to the draw of the sea.

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A Joint Effort Between Planners and Suppliers Reaches a Deeper Shade of Green

Running environmentally responsible meetings is an ongoing challenge for planners.

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A Joint Effort Between Planners and Suppliers Reaches a Deeper Shade of Green

Running environmentally responsible meetings is an ongoing challenge for planners.

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Beyond the Casino, Properties Are Winning Meetings With New Facilities and Amenities

More than ever, planners have confidence that their event objectives will be fully supported, even when gaming’s not on the agenda.

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Beyond the Casino, Properties Are Winning Meetings With New Facilities and Amenities

More than ever, planners have confidence that their event objectives will be fully supported, even when gaming’s not on the agenda.

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Availability, Flexibility and Dedication to Getting Business Done Attract Corporate Meetings

The seller’s market has pushed planners to use more outside-the-box venues — and they’re being won over.

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Availability, Flexibility and Dedication to Getting Business Done Attract Corporate Meetings

The seller’s market has pushed planners to use more outside-the-box venues — and they’re being won over.

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